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News: Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 20, 2014 - Contact Lisa E. Kinney, (804) 674-3275

Virginia Department of Corrections Adds Alternative Lethal Injection Chemical

RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Corrections announced today that the drug Midazolam will be added to its list of lethal injection drugs approved for use in conducting state executions.

This chemical will serve as an alternative first drug in Virginia’s three-drug protocol.